Thursday, February 23, 2012
A prosecutor is deciding whether to file criminal charges in the deaths of three girls and their grandparents on Christmas morning in an accidental blaze that authorities say was started after a contractor discarded a bag of fireplace ashes at the Connecticut home.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A group of emails has shed some light on the dispute over compensating Connecticut utility customers who lost power for a week or more after the October snow storm.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy laid out dozens of proposals Wednesday aimed at improving the state's response to major storms after one knocked out power for 12 days in October.
Monday, December 26, 2011
A house severely damaged in a Christmas morning fire that killed three children and two grandparents, one of whom worked as Santa Claus at Saks Fifth Avenue, has been torn down.
Monday, October 17, 2011
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
More than 160 active and retired United Methodist clergy members in New York and Connecticut said they would defy the church's ban on performing same-sex marriages and perform ceremonies for all couples.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Republican Linda McMahon officially announced her candidacy for Senate Tuesday, hoping to replace outgoing Democrat-turned-Independent Joe Lieberman. She joins a list of familiar faces in state politics lining up for the race.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Connecticut Lieutenant Governor, Nancy Wyman, discusses the Connecticut recovery effort post Hurricane Irene; U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ 8th) who serves on House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, updates the situation in New Jersey; Nan Hayworth, U.S Representative (R-NY-19), surveys the flood damage around New York.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Broadway theaters, museums and parks in New York are back open on Monday after Tropical Storm Irene forced them to shut down over the weekend. The U.S. Open started on Monday, as planned. Casinos are also back open in New Jersey and Connecticut.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Not even a hurricane can derail a tax free shopping holiday.
Friday, July 15, 2011
The nation's oldest continuously operating ferry boat service will shut down after 356 years due to budget cuts in Connecticut.
Historical archives say the Rocky Hill Ferry has been crossing the Connecticut River since 1655. It was privately operated, mostly by local families under state charter, for 260 years before being adopted by the state in 1915. It is currently operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
The state historic landmark marker posted at the site of the ferry (photo below) reads:
"Since 1655, public transportation across the Connecticut River has been provided at this site ... Motive power has been supplied at various times by poles, oars, a horse treadmill and a steam engine."
The Connecticut DOT website states:
"At one time, a horse on a treadmill in the center of the craft supplied the power to propel the craft across the river. In 1876, the ferry was "modernized" into a steam driven craft. Today's craft is an open flatboat named the "Hollister III". The three-car barge is towed back and forth by the "Cumberland," a diesel powered towboat."
The Ferry service costs about $345,000 to operate, according to local press reports. Governor Dannel Malloy has put the Rocky Hill and Chester-Hadlyme ferries--in operation 242 years--on the chopping block as part of an effort to close a $1.6 billion budget gap. Employees have been notified their jobs will be eliminated and service halted on August 25.
If anyone knows what the new oldest continuously operating ferry is, please post in comments.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
New York is on the verge of becoming the sixth state to legalize gay marriage — and the third to do so through legislation rather than litigation. But that's just one battle for pro-gay activists. In every other state to pass same-sex marriage, legalization has put opponents back on offense in courts and statehouses, with mixed results.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Connecticut governor Dan Malloy discusses state politics and recently passed bills for paid sick leave and the decriminalization of marijuana.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
— Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
For millions of working Americans, calling in sick isn’t an option. That’s because 40 million employees in the United States do not have paid sick leave. This will no longer be the case for food service or day care workers in Connecticut by May 2012, because of a newly passed law requiring businesses with 50 or more employees to give their workers one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked.